Beachfront playground and after-hours hotspot
There’s no denying one simple fact—the thing that put Pattaya on the map was, first and foremost, the beach. However, opinions differ as to where the best stretch of beach lies. Most agree that the scallop-shaped stretch of sand closest to the ferry docks and Walking Street is a little… err… messy (to say the least), which is what makes the area known as ‘North Beach’ so much more preferable to lovers of sand, surf and fresh sea breezes. And one venue that takes full advantage of this natural wonder is the Beach Club at the recently renovated 353-room Pullman Pattaya Hotel G.
Visitors to the Beach Club have a lot to choose from once they arrive. The area is roughly divided into four main sections, starting with—not surprisingly—the Beach Bar. Here comfortable couches and lounge chairs let guests make the most of the beachfront views, but there are also private, cabana-style daybeds that can be reserved, with adjustable linen curtains for sun protection. For just B1,500 you’ll get all-day access, from 8am till 6pm, and receive any food and beverage item from the a la carte menu (to the value of B1,500), or choose a one-hour Thai massage for two persons.
You can also opt for a simple seat at the shaded tiki-style bar, and make some new friends over a few signature tropical cocktails. And bear in mind that the extended happy hour runs from 5pm till 9pm daily.
The Pullman Pattaya G also boasts two separate swimming pools, and adjacent to the smaller of the two sits the Pool Bar, where guests can enjoy drinks and snacks seated in cushioned wingback rattan chairs or reclining on poolside sun loungers. Beside the larger, main swimming pool—which is beautifully shaped like concentric circles guests can enjoy all-day dining at The Restaurant, an indoor/outdoor venue that features a series of rotating evening dinner specials. On weekends the popular Saturday night International Seafood BBQ (B1,390 net per person) runs from 6:30pm to 10pm and offers a buffet feast with live cooking stations, four separate carvery stations (beef, pork, lamb, and fish), fresh shucked oysters, and a mouth-watering array of cheeses, cold cuts, and brightly coloured desserts. Another weekend highlight is the Sunday Beach BBQ, from 11:30am to 3pm, where B399 gets you two meat skewers, fried rice, salad, and soft drink (B599 for seafood).
Finally, poised above the main restaurant is the Sunset Lounge, an exclusive area reserved for club room guests. Enjoy magnificent sea views and glorious sunsets that colour the skies at night.
NOTE: The Beach Club also plays host to G Sessions, a series of all-day pool parties where top DJs rock the house till the wee hours. Visit thebeachclubpattaya.G on Facebook to find out when the next party will take place.
Pullman Pattaya Hotel G
445/3 Wongamart Beach, Pattaya
Pattaya-Naklua Rd, Soi 16
Tel: 03 841 1940-8